Headlines

Box Score: Indians 7, Twins 6

The Indians offense put together three multi-run rallies on Friday night to take their series opener in Minnesota. Russ Canzler corked his first career major league homer and finished the night three for four with three RBIs. David Huff also picked up his first win of the season as the Tribe tries to avoid the cellar in Central.

 Cleveland
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
S. Choo rf 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .282
J. Kipnis 2b 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 .258
A. Cabrera ss 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 .271
C. Santana c 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .247
M. Brantley cf 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 .287
R. Canzler dh 4 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 3 .400
C. Kotchman 1b 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .227
V. Rottino lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    C. Phelps ph 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000
    E. Carrera lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
J. Hannahan 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229
 Totals 37 7 12 7 1 8 3 2 25
 Batting
2B – J Kipnis (18, L Hendriks); J Hannahan (13, L Hendriks).
HR – R Canzler (1, 4th inning off L Hendriks 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI – S Choo (53), M Brantley (58), R Canzler 3 (3), C Kotchman (49), C Phelps (1).
2-out RBI – R Canzler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 1, M Brantley 1, R Canzler 2, C Kotchman 2.
GIDP – C Kotchman, J Hannahan.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
SB – S Choo (18, 2nd base off L Hendriks/J Mauer), J Kipnis (27, 2nd base off K Waldrop/J Mauer).
 Minnesota
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
B. Revere cf 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .298
E. Escobar 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .216
    M. Carson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273
J. Mauer c 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .315
J. Willingham dh 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 .263
J. Morneau 1b 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 .274
R. Doumit lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .283
C. Parmelee rf 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .245
T. Plouffe 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .238
    A. Casilla pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
P. Florimon ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
 Totals 31 6 7 6 0 4 9 0 8
 Batting
2B – J Willingham 2 (28, J Gomez, V Pestano); T Plouffe (14, C Perez).
S – E Escobar.
SF – J Morneau, C Parmelee.
RBI – B Revere (29), J Willingham 3 (101), J Morneau (69), C Parmelee (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – E Escobar 2, R Doumit 1, C Parmelee 1, T Plouffe 1.
Team LOB – 5.
 Fielding
E – P Florimon (5, field).
DP – 2 (P Florimon-E Escobar-J Morneau, K Waldrop-J Mauer-J Morneau).
 Cleveland
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Gomez 3.0 3 4 4 3 3 0 1.37 5.33
D. Huff (W, 1-0) 3.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 0.00
J. Smith (H, 18) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.21 3.05
V. Pestano (H, 35) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.04 2.08
C. Perez (S, 35) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1.07 3.62
 Minnesota
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
L. Hendriks 5.0 8 4 4 3 2 1 1.69 6.20
T. Robertson (L, 1-2) 1.0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1.45 5.85
A. Burnett 0.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 1.36 3.06
K. Waldrop 1.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.66 2.84
G. Perkins 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 2.58
WP – K Waldrop.
IBB – J Mauer (by J Gomez); M Brantley 2 (by L Hendriks, by K Waldrop).
Pitches-strikes – J Gomez 59-31; D Huff 33-24; J Smith 21-13; V Pestano 17-12; C Perez 19-13; L Hendriks 108-65; T Robertson 20-8; A Burnett 19-10; K Waldrop 23-12; G Perkins 13-9.
Ground balls-fly balls – J Gomez 2-3; D Huff 1-4; J Smith 2-0; V Pestano 0-4; C Perez 2-1; L Hendriks 10-6; T Robertson 2-0; A Burnett 4-0; K Waldrop 4-0; G Perkins 3-0.
Batters faced – J Gomez 15; D Huff 10; J Smith 4; V Pestano 5; C Perez 4; L Hendriks 25; T Robertson 5; A Burnett 5; K Waldrop 7; G Perkins 3.

  • Kildawg

    Huff and Canzler are the players of the game as Huff shut them down (he actually pitches very well against the Twins) with Canzler going 3-4 with a homer, walk, 2 singles, 3 RBI. Might be worth starting Huff instead of Gomez in five days and getting a better look at the defensive versatility of Canzler. He could be one of the RH bats next year that we desperately need, especially at LF and 1B.

  • Dee P

    Personally, I’ve seen enough of Huff to have already have made my conclusion about him, but I like your Canzler comment.